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Dmitry Bivol To Return in December, Says Manager

By Steve Kim

So what's next for WBA light heavyweight titlist, Dmitry Bivol, who decisioned tough contender Isaac Chilemba on August 4th in Atlantic City, New Jersey?

His manager, Vadim Kornilov, told BoxingScene.com - "He just wants to unify, he wants to unify with anybody that's available. We're looking at a December date, trying to figure out who he can fight."

That may not be realistic given that IBF titlist Artur Beterbiev is scheduled to face Callum Johnson on October 6th -  and showcased by Eddie Hearn's new streaming platform partnership with DAZN, and WBC belt-holder Adonis Stevenson faces his mandatory challenger, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, in early December and likely on Showtime, and newly minted WBO champion, Eleider Alvarez, will be facing Sergey Kovalev, in a rematch bound for HBO.

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HBO was attempting to build to a year-end unification fight between Bivol and Kovalev. The network had been building towards that contest since last year.

Kovalev, who held the WBO title, was unexpectedly knocked out in the seventh round in the main event of the August 4th card - and the Russian puncher has a rematch clause which he plans to exercise.  

Bivol (14-0, 11 KO's) may have to settle for a lesser fight for the time being.

But Kornilov remains undaunted - "We're trying to get the biggest name we can to get Dmitry more exposure fighting top guys."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brettcappe on 08-30-2018

There are plenty of guys to fight. Hope Bivol stays active. Joe Smith jr, Marcus Browne, Murat, if he wins in Sept. How about the undefeated Mike Lee? Keep on fighting and keep on winning! Good luck Dmitry!

Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=DaBeastO;19060232]lol shock the world the world doesn't give a fuk about kovalev who never was a draw in the first place or the weird looking columbian dude. nobody even watched the fight lol.[/QUOTE] Boxing fans watched it. That's what most…

Comment by Mammoth on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=Hatesrats;19059954]HBO® presents.... Bivol (Replacing the failed series "Krusher")[/QUOTE] Maybe they could match him up with Dunguia co main events

Comment by DuckAdonis on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=saintpat;19059217]Honestly he looked like a 4-round fighter to me last time out first time I’ve seen him. Came out fast, opponent didn’t fold, then he hopped around and threw a few jabs here and a few jabs there, never really…

Comment by DaBeastO on 08-30-2018

[QUOTE=Lemonhead_Jeff;19059353]It was the knockout that shocked the world. HBO has to air the rematch (if there is one)! They should milk Bivol before he gets popped like a pimple.[/QUOTE]lol shock the world the world doesn't give a fuk about kovalev…

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